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N-Scale Model Trains

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N-Scale Train Modeling is a hobby concerned with the recreation, display and operation of railway equipment in miniature. N-Scale is sometimes also referred to as N-Gauge.

N-Scale is a group of similar dimensional relationships including (but not limited to) 1/160, 1/150 and 1/148. All share in common a railroad gauge of 9mm (0.354 in). The earliest model trains to use this scale were made by Lone Star in the United Kingdom in their OOO (Treble-O) line. Interestingly, the Lone Star models use a dimensional relationship of 1/152. The first models to use a 1/160 scale were made by Arnold of Germany in the 1960s. The most common dimensional relationship in the United States and Europe is 1/160. Japanese manufacturers make a mix of 1/150 and 1/160 products but for the most part use 1/150. Model manufacturers in the United Kingdom prefer 1/148.

When it comes to track, N Scale always uses a standard 9mm distance between the two rails. The track height, however, can vary. Common heights are 0.08 inches high (Code 80) and 0.055 inches (Code 55). For narrow gauge modelers, track is 6.5mm between the rails (Z-Scale), but the dimensional ratio of the models is still typically 1/160, 1/150 or 1/148.

Worldwide, N Scale is the second most popular model railroading Scale after HO, but in certain geographical regions (Japan in particular) it exceeds even HO in popularity.


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Body Style

Body StyleCollection Count
All Items 1448
ATL-DERS-RS12 4
KAT-AUT-ENAL 20
KAT-BC-MAT 9
KAT-BOXSET-NA 61
KAT-CAB-CUP 12
KAT-CH2B70T 19
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KAT-DE-C307 21
KAT-DE-C449W 39
KAT-DE-E5 11
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KAT-DE-E9 20
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KAT-DE-F3 81
KAT-DE-F40PH 37
KAT-DE-F7 82
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KAT-DE-GP50 10
KAT-DE-MP36PH 8
KAT-DE-P42 52
KAT-DE-PA1 25
KAT-DE-RS2 16
KAT-DE-RSC2 7
KAT-DE-SD40 41
KAT-DE-SD40-2 93
KAT-DE-SD45 42
KAT-DE-SD70 122
KAT-DE-SD80 4
KAT-DE-SD90 12
KAT-DE-SDP40F 22
KAT-DE-U23C 2
KAT-DE-U30C 21
KAT-DES-NW2 24
KAT-EL-ACS64 8
KAT-EL-GG1 13
KAT-GN-BGCP 46
KAT-PA-ACF-BAG 27
KAT-PA-ACF-BD 1
KAT-PA-ACF-DD 2
KAT-PA-ACF-DIN 15
KAT-PA-ACF-DIN2 1
KAT-PA-ACF-DO 1
KAT-PA-ACF-KD 1
KAT-PA-ACF-LO 1
KAT-PA-ACF-LS 1
KAT-PA-ACF-PO 1
KAT-PA-ACF-RPO 13
KAT-PA-ACF-RPOSC 4
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KAT-PA-ACF-SL11DB 1
KAT-PA-ACF-SL442 3
KAT-PA-ACF-SL442SC 14
KAT-PA-ACF-SM 2
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KAT-PA-AM-SLSL 13
KAT-PA-AM-VL1S 10
KAT-PA-AMSL-BD 1
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KAT-PA-AMSL-LO 8
KAT-PA-AMSL-PPC 1
KAT-PA-BLCC 9
KAT-PA-BLCO 18
KAT-PA-BOXSET 124
KAT-PA-BUBC 22
KAT-PA-OH-CO48 1
KAT-PA-OH-DIN 1
KAT-PABU21ROOM 3
KAT-PABUBAG 8
KAT-PABUBAGRPO 1
KAT-PABUCO 2
KAT-PABUDIN 1
KAT-PABUDO 4
KAT-PABUOB 1
KAT-PABURPO 2
KAT-PABUSL 4
KAT-PABUSL106 3
KAT-PAHWBAG 1
KAT-PAPUA3UD 6
KAT-PAPUACC 15
KAT-PAPUBC 2
KAT-PAPUCC 2
KAT-PAPUCO 36
KAT-PAPUDIN 6
KAT-PAPUDL 4
KAT-PAPUDO 17
KAT-PAPULS 1
KAT-PAPUOBS 15
KAT-PAPUPAOB 2
KAT-PAPUPARLOR 2
KAT-PAPUPD 5
KAT-PAPUSL106 3
KAT-PAPUSL11DB 2
KAT-PAPUSL124 2
KAT-PAPUSL652 4
KAT-PAPUSL664 31
KAT-PAPUSLO 6
KAT-PAPUTAV 2
KAT-RDC 38
KAT-ST-282M 30
KAT-ST-FEF3 8
KAT-ST-GS4 9
KAT-TC-TAKI3K 3
KAT-TRACK 2
KAT-TT 4
LLK-CAB-CUPNE 1